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The Thai Dairy Industry: Its Economic Evolution Raised by Land Rights and Cattle Diseases

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  • Kehren, Tatjana
  • Tisdell, Clem

Changes in the economic, demographic and political characteristics of Thailand have had a strong impact on the traditional nature of Thailand’s agriculture and livestock industries over the last few decades. This paper outlines the development of the Thai dairy industry and discusses economic factors, including government policies, influencing its development. Land rights have affected its development, e.g. the availability of credit to dairy farmers. In addition, the small size of Thai farms and lack of a ready market in land has resulted in small herd sizes. Furthermore, the extensive use of common property resources has implications for resource management and sustainable agricultural development in Thailand. A number of environmental issues are considered, associated with raising dairy cattle and other livestock in Thailand. The growth of the Thai industry highlights the urgency of cattle disease control, especially the control or eradication of particular diseases. The policy implications of this are discussed.

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Paper provided by University of Queensland, School of Economics in its series Animal Health Economics with number 164582.

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Date of creation: Feb 1997
Handle: RePEc:ags:uqseah:164582
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  1. Ramsay, Gavin, 1997. "Assessing the Effect of Vaccination on Disease Incidence and Severity," Animal Health Economics 164585, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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